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Daily Squiggle

Daily Squiggle
Hey! Wait! I'm coming too.

Lynne: I have been experimenting with my markers this past month. This squiggle is done with several layers of marker and colored pencil. I have found that on this paper I can only use two layers of marker and two layers of pencil before the paper stops accepting any more color. I just end up pushing the bottom layers from side to side with any additional layers. I like this notebook, but I am beginning to experiment with different papers.

This squiggle girl is running to or from something. Maybe it’s a representation of how fast Christmas is coming and how I would like time to slow down a little.

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Windy Witch
Sometimes squiggles have trouble with the prevailing winds.

-Lynne: I used marker and colored pencils on this squiggle. I used three shades of gray and a black for her hair. I mixed the complements. Blue and orange with the red and green accents of the skirt and shoes.

She looks like she has set sail. Who knows where the trade winds will take her…

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SquiggleCome quick. It’s the aurora borealis.

I used markers and colored pencils on this squiggle. The shading in the pants is not as smooth as I like, but the texture of the paper has that effect. Markers tend to fill in the valleys of the paper as in the shirt. Yet, I do like the glitter on her pants. Maybe it’s the reflection of the northern lights.

-Lynne

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Squiggle
All squiggles can run, but some run faster than others.

I started with markers on the shirt of this squiggle and finished with colored pencils. I think I like it better when I start with colored pencil and then marker. The pencil keeps the marker from bleeding through and the color spreads and blends better. The pants look more like the yellow green I wanted than the shirt looks like the red violet I wanted.

This squiggle boy sees the finish line and is determined to be the first to the tape. Maybe if his form was a little better?

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Squiggle Jester
It's a job making squiggles laugh.

This drawing is the combination of markers and colored pencils. The yellow stands out more if both colored pencil and marker are used. The jester is a complimentary pair of violet and yellow.

Pratfalls make the best jester comedy and this jester is swinging over the top of the page. Just like we did when we were children trying to make our swings go over the top bar. Probably with the same results.

-Lynne

Daily Squiggle

Live squiggle walking
Walking is healthy for squiggles too.

I used markers to color this squiggle. The blue of her blouse and the orange stripes of her skirt are complementary and the green tights and red stripes of the skirt are complementary. It’s an interesting combination but I would not wear green tights even if I received many compliments.

I wanted her to be looking at the world. Too many people exercise in their own little bubbles of heart rate and ear buds. If you are lucky enough to be in the fresh air, use all your senses to be in it. You are not a tourist in nature, you are nature.

-Lynne